Poitou-Charentes

Guide to Cognac, Charente

Written by on September 19, 2019 in Poitou-Charentes
Guide to Cognac, Charente

The town of Cognac in the Charente department, south west France makes for a great visit. Especially if you love cognac… And historic towns, gorgeous countryside, sitting at cafés and watching the world go by. Guide to Cognac The name cognac is famous the world over for the fine French brandy made from white wine […]

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What to see and do in Royan Charente-Maritime

Written by on September 8, 2019 in Poitou-Charentes
What to see and do in Royan Charente-Maritime

Royan in the south west of France, in Charente-Maritime, is a classified “Ville d’Art et d’Histoire”. This holiday resort combines the old world charm of the Belle Epoque with modern architecture, a buzzing port and sea front and plenty to see and do in the town and close by. Here’s what to see and do […]

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Ten top things to do in Rochefort

Written by on August 29, 2019 in Poitou-Charentes
Ten top things to do in Rochefort

Rochefort in the department of Charente-Maritime, Nouvelle-Aquitaine (formerly Poitou-Charentes) is a naval town with lots for visitors to see and do. The Arsenal Quarter Louis XIV’s former Royal Dockyards along the River Charente are vast. Created in the 1660s, over the next three centuries, 550 ships were built, rigged and launched from these docks. The […]

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Top ten things to do in Ile de Ré

Written by on August 1, 2019 in Poitou-Charentes
Top ten things to do in Ile de Ré

Small enough to drive from one end to the other in around 30 minutes, Ile de Ré has an intimacy that’s alluring but never leaves you feeling restricted. Despite its size, the landscape appears to unfold for miles. Expect fields of flowers, vineyards, salt marshes and the most glorious coastline plus the prettiest little villages. […]

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10 best things to do in La Rochelle

Written by on July 24, 2019 in Poitou-Charentes
10 best things to do in La Rochelle

La Rochelle is a historic port town in the west of France, off the Atlantic coast in the department of Charente-Maritime. It’s the perfect little city for a weekend break and a great base from which to explore the area. Rich in culture, architecture and gastronomy, there’s loads to see and do here… Top things […]

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Where to eat out in La Rochelle

Written by on July 24, 2019 in Poitou-Charentes
Where to eat out in La Rochelle

For a small city, La Rochelle packs a mighty gastronomic punch. The streets are filled with bars and bistros, cafés and restaurants spilling out onto cobbled streets and lining pretty squares. Most visitors head for the old Port, Vieux Port, and who can blame them. The restaurants here have fabulous views over the port and […]

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What to see and do in Saintes, Charente-Maritime

Written by on May 26, 2019 in Poitou-Charentes
What to see and do in Saintes, Charente-Maritime

Saintes in the Charente-Maritime department, Nouvelle Aquitaine (formerly Poitou-Charentes) has been a market town since time immemorial. The Romans called it Mediolanum Santorum – the Market Town of the Santones people. If the Romans returned today, they’d certainly recognise some of the buildings. And, they’d surely appreciate the truly spectacular market that still takes place […]

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What to see and do in Angouleme, Charente, France

Written by on May 23, 2019 in Poitou-Charentes
What to see and do in Angouleme, Charente, France

Angoulême is located on a limestone plateau overlooking the Charente River. Thanks to its perched position, the city is nicknamed the “balcony of the southwest” France. When you stand at its edge looking over the surrounding countryside – you’ll know exactly how it got that name. Its location has always made it highly coveted, the […]

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Camping guide to Poitou-Charentes (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)

Camping guide to Poitou-Charentes (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)

Poitou-Charentes (Nouvelle-Aquitaine) in the southwest of France is one of the country’s most popular camping destinations. It’s no wonder, with a diverse landscape incorporating four departments that take in some of the best beaches and most glorious countryside in France, this is a region that makes for very happy campers says Finán O’Donoghue, CEO of […]

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Gorgeous gites and B&B in Charente-Maritime | Cottages and Classics

Gorgeous gites and B&B in Charente-Maritime | Cottages and Classics

There’s nothing ordinary about a holiday with Cottages and Classics gites and B&B at La Rose des Vents. The former Cognac domaine consists of an elegant Manor House and two charming cottages in La Tacherie, in the heart of stunning Charente-Maritime, southwest France. A relaxing break in Charente-Maritime Cottages and Classics offer a diverse range of […]

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